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We sat in our billion star (takeaway) restaurant and I asked my mom, ‘what would we do if we were fearless?’ There are SO many backstories to this question, but more about this at a later stage!

In short, we decided to follow through with this question and do what we dreamed about that night. The clever people say (in a very rough Lizelle-translation) that when an idea is born, you move it from the “idea part” of the brain to another, and many times that is where is gets squashed after a few seconds, by logical thinking. Or fear.

Today is the turn in seasons- shortest day, longest night. Today is also a memorable day in the Lizelle-world. Six years ago, my dad passed away. One year ago I photographed one of my best friend’s surprise engagement in California. And today, my mom and I embark on a 7 week Faith Trip, the one we dreamed about that night. We actually don’t know much about this trip ourselves, except that it will be mostly in the Karoo area. We are hoping to find work as we go, make connections, photograph the people and their stories. Many times while planning this, fear wanted to overrule our dream. But what we do know, is that we are looking at our Father for learning, seeing, sharing and experiencing. His vision, his provision, His love and His plans.

This is our Go-Grow-Give-Get trip.

 

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June 9th, 2017 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

…en dan soms kom kruip ‘n gesin sommer so vinnig-vinnig in jou hart! Hulle straal liefde uit en dis aanvoelbaar. Dankie dat julle mekaar so liefhet Johnson gesin! <3

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June 6th, 2017 | Other,Personal,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Soms, omdat jy vir jouself werk, gebruik jy die voordele en spring jy en jou ma 15h op ‘n Maandag in jou kar om foto’s by ‘n dam, na aan jou hart te gaan neem. Ek loer al letterlik van 1997 vir dié dam en sy takkies wat soos Niena se hare uit Fiela se Kind staan. Toe ek hoor die groot waters kom, besluit ek vandag is die dag wat daar foto’s geneem word.

Dankie Here vir ons drinkwater wat op pad is!

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June 3rd, 2017 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Ag my hart smelt sommer. It feels like the other day Heathyr told me they are going to have a baby and look at this little lady now! Had ‘n lekker afternoon with them in Noordhoek. Love capturing the small moments that show the love between family members. Dankie dat ek julle mag afneem en deel in sulke stukkies van julle lewens. <3

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June 3rd, 2017 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Would you even believe these are the same two 7 years ago, when we did their first family shoot? Once again my heart is filled with gratitude to be able to walk a photographic road with this family. They have grown into beautiful and special boys. Dankie Danny en Garitha! <3

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May 30th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Prettige mense + besonderse lig + tip top troupakkies + ‘n spoggerige venue + mooi harte + warm liefde + voete-wil-dans musiek = Dewald en Maryke se troue!

Mense, julle en julle dag was so ‘n fees. Wat ‘n voorreg om dit te kon vasvang! <3 <3 <3

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May 19th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Die 2 se liefde vir mekaar skyn sterker as Sutherland se sterre; hulle ogies het letterlik galaxies vir mekaar…en dis MOOI om te sien!!! Dit was so heerlik om julle te ontmoet Uhan en Reze. Julle is lekker mense en ek is opgewonde oor julle en jul huwelik. Geniet julle foto’s en mag dit al die goeie herinneringe terugbring! xxx

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May 12th, 2017 | Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Om in mense se persoonlike spasie toegelaat te word, kan nooit sommer-net aanvaar word as iets vanselfsprekend nie. Die Logans het hulle huisdeur (en harte) oopgemaak en my ingenooi om ‘n stukkie van hulle lewens te ervaar en vas te vang. Wat ek gesien het was warm en mooi. Liefde wat soms opoffer of doelbewus gekies moet word. Maar dis liefde wat aanvaarding kweek en vir hul dogtertjie sekerheid gee. Dankie dat julle lief is vir God. Dankie dat julle lief is vir mekaar en julle dogtertjie. Bloem het 3 diamante by gekry! <3

 

 

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May 10th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

En dan soms ontmoet jy mense wat net hulself is en dis SO spesiaal om te sien, ervaar en te kan vasvang. Haydn en Helene, julle is soos ‘n vars briesie! Dankie dat ek julle dag kon vasvang met al sy lekkertes, lag en “julle-wees.” Geniet julle foto’s!

 

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April 28th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Mooiste mense met die mooiste harte!

Dankie Jandré en Anke, om te kon deel in julle dag was ‘n voorreg – om julle liefde vir Jesus en julle mense te sien was ekstra spesiaal. Geniet julle foto’s! <3

 

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April 14th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

…with the sound of LAUGHTER!!!!  Soveel vreude, soveel liefde, soveel “ons doen nie moeilik nie.”

Julle is so ‘n mooi span Tania en Nicholas. Dit was net ‘n fees om julle dag te kon vasvang en ek is so opgewonde oor julle 2 se toekoms so saam met God. Heerlik kyk, onthou en beleef!

 

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April 13th, 2017 | Baby,Family,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

Wat ‘n voorreg om die 2 saam met hul baba lyfie te kon afneem! Dit was nie altyd ‘n maklike pad vir hulle nie, maar dit was so ongelooflike om te sien hoe hulle verhouding met God groei in die proses…en hier is sy nou! Die nuwe ma en pa kan nie méér trots wees nie; hulle is mal oor hulle dogterjie.

Ferdi + Anina – dankie dat ek julle eerste gesinsfoto’s kon neem. Dit maak my tranerig van dankbaarheid, lekkerkry, bly-saam-julle, trots-op-julle en saam sê ek dankie vir ons Pa wat julle ‘n gesin gemaak het.

 

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April 1st, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

This was one over the top HOT day, but what I saw brewing was beautiful: respect, love, contentment and 2 people adoring each other. What a joy to witness it!

Enjoy the photo-memories Ricky and Clare! It was a beautiful day that started your marriage. Julle 2 is awesome!

 

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March 30th, 2017 | Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

10 jaar terug het ek die eerste keer die 2 mooie mense afgeneem- ek kan skaars glo dis al so lank terug! Vandag wag julle op hul eersteling en hulle ogies blink as hul van hul kindjie praat. Ek is gaande oor hoe hulle saam-saam kan lag – of as nodig vir mekaar. :)  Wesley en Elizma het intussen UK toe getrek en wou graag die mooi van Stellenbosch vasvang in hul foto’s. GENIET Wesley en Elizma! Dit was so ‘n fees met julle hier in “my valley.” Kom kuier gougou weer!
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March 16th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Devon Valley and its winelands were filled with laughter on the day Matthias and Engela got married. Friends and family came from far (and not so far) to truly celebrate the marriage of these 2 beautiful people. I wish I can describe the feeling in my heart when I think back on their wedding. The air was thick with gratitude, beauty and joy – they are 2 special people and they certainly attract like-hearted people.

Dankie Engela en Matthias. It was such a privilege to document your day!!!

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March 16th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

These 2 love their people and it was so special to see them interact with friends and family. There were SO many special, funny, memorable and beautiful moments in the wedding of Andres and Emma! Thank you guys for allowing me to capture that – enjoy your images..!

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March 14th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

It was beautiful to see how much Pieter and Sarah care for each other. I’ve heard a few times where Pieter checked in with Sarah to make sure she was enjoying her day. And at some stage Sarah asked Pieter if he was happy, and he just smiled, said “very” and gave her a kiss.

Dankie dat ek julle dag kon vasvang Pieter en Sarah! Dis was ‘n fees om julle te kon ontmoet. Geniet julle foto’s en memories wat saam met dit gaan!

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March 8th, 2017 | couples,Shoots | Subcribe to RSS

What a JOY to photograph these 2! They are all the way from Germany and it was so special to see their love for each other. Thank you so much that I could capture a glimpse of that Sam & Judy! (And that you braved the crazy SA winds…) South Africa was lucky to have you – come again!!!

 

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March 4th, 2017 | Shoots,Weddings | Subcribe to RSS

Goeie harte wat lief is vir Jesus + mense-mense + hou van lag & goeie tye = Stephan & Nastassja!

(Ek meen, wie anders reel ‘n springkasteel sodat ons hulle op dit in die middel van ‘n stoppelland kan afneem!?)

Julle 2 is awesome en ek voel so bevoorreg om julle te kon leer ken en afneem. Julle as couple, julle liefde vir mekaar/God/julle mense, skitter. Moet nie ophou fun he nie- your joy is your strength! Lekker kyk en die dag herleef.

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